A total of $36 million over 3 years is available to support partnerships between First Nations and provincial school jurisdictions to help develop 3-year projects that focus on:

  • Early Childhood Education in Primary Schools
  • Student-centred supports
  • Children and youth not in school
  • Parent/caregiver engagement
  • Indigenous languages

This program is to increase opportunities for First Nations to receive coordinated education programs and services that are responsive to their needs.


Funding is available to:

  • individual First Nations in Alberta
  • Tribal Councils
  • First Nations education authorities
  • provincial school jurisdictions with existing Education Service Agreements
  • joint submissions from school authorities partnering with an individual First Nation

School jurisdictions applying for funding must have a letter of support from each First Nation with students attending their schools in order to receive funding support. Tribal Councils applying on behalf of a member First Nation also require a letter of support from the member they are representing.


Please contact the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Directorate Partnership Initiatives Branch for more information.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-644-8415 (dial 310-0000 first for toll free access in Alberta)